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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Coloring can be fun for the whole family! Come select from pages for a range of ages and get coloring in the Children's Department. This is a drop in program.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Bible Study Group
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Stop in for a fun, musical experience with the talented young musicians from the local area featured in the Bow-Dacious String Band. Bring your lunch!

For music lovers of all ages.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The UFL is popping up where you least expect it.

We're teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to create Everybody's Living Room, an outdoor spot where we'll have cozy couches and chairs (thanks, Habitat for Humanity!) and lots of great Library stuff (including comics/graphic novels, board games, popular books, and more).

Stop by and get a Library card, check something out, or just relax and socialize.

You also can come inside the Library -- we'll be open for First Fridays until 8:00 p.m.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Sandy Osborne from the Museum of the Grand Prairie to explore inventions and creations of the past and design your own creation for the future.

For children ages 4 and up.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Hiss! Come learn about snakes and turtles (and touch them) when the Anita Purves Nature Center comes for a visit.

For children ages 3 and up and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
If you love going to a drive in movie but it's too hot - too late - or there are too many mosquitoes for your family, come to our indoor "drive in" movie. We'll show a few short children's films and have a little snack. It'll be fun for the whole family!
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come sew your very own Cute (or not-so-cute) Monster Feltie!

We will have all the supplies and some examples; you just need the creativity. If you don't know how to sew, what better time to learn than during the Reading by Design Summer Reading Program? Once you're done, you and your monster can have a snack to celebrate your awesome creation!

For children with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois Street and Vine Street in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, then learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
To celebrate motherhood, yoga instructor Josie Heck will share relaxation and bonding exercises with moms and babies. Please bring a towel or blanket.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Coloring can be fun for the whole family! Come select from pages for a range of ages and get coloring in the children's department.

This is a drop-in program for children and their families.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library